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Putting Your Restaurant in Temporary Hibernation Mode: 7 Essential Considerations

Tim Brown
Vice President, Global Sales Consulting, Oracle Food and Beverage

In some cases, off-premises dining just might not be a good fit for your business.

If you’ve attempted off-premises dining and found it to be ineffective or overly burdensome, we first encourage you to call us before you make the final call to temporarily close. Our solution engineers are working closely with customers large and small to optimize potential revenue channels, maximize profits, and ride out the reduced footfall. Whether you need to quickly stand up online ordering—like Nordic Fast Food, which launched online ordering and pickup for 150 stores in 3 weeks—or need help identifying the right delivery partner, we are here to help. (Reach us by phone to discuss your unique needs at: US: +1 866-287-4736; UK: +44 207 5626 827; AU: 1300 366 386; LAD: 52 559 178 3146 | chat | or request a call back.)

In the event you ultimately decide that a temporary closure is the right course of action for your circumstance, there are several steps we recommend you take to protect your assets. We understand that this can be overwhelming, so we’ve laid out a simple checklist to help.

In our step-by-step guide, we cover seven essential considerations including powering down your POS devices to system updates/disablements, password and labor management, inventory, gift and loyalty, omnichannel management, and cleaning. Simple things like taking note of passwords and collecting your magnetic cards will ensure that when you reopen your doors you will be ready to hit the ground running. Download the guide.

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